Monthly Archives: February 2004

Gum, taxis and confused panda

This week is exam week, which means that I get to sit at my desk and do nothing all week, an arrangement that seems strikingly similar to jobs I’ve held in the past (save the miserable year I spent working for the USDA, where my work week was dominated by incidents of exploding bags of…
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Chocolate

it’s so weird. sometimes the smallest choices, made almost without thinking, can have the most unexpected consequences. There’s a term used in the common language for this sort of phenomenon: The Butterfly Effect. Giving thanks at the shrine. Now the new Ashton Kutcher movie of the same name not withstanding, the basic idea of the…
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Mochi made with hate

Wednesday was “Kenkoku kinen no hi”, or “Foundation Day”, here in Japan. Foundation Day, or “Kigensetsu” as it was originally called, started out as a religious glorification of the Emperor, celebrating the fact that the original Emperor Jimmu (ostensibly directly descended from the Sun Goddess Amaterasu) ascended to the throne of a unified Japan on…
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For Paracetamol!

Okay, so I’ve been pretty lax about updating recently. I was busy – I had another “business trip”! Anyway, I’m tired and have to work tomorrow, so this is gonna mainly be a picture post, as I can’t be arsed to write anything tonight. Just for the record, we did manage to find time to…
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Life goes on

I was visiting my friend’s house earlier today and while we were cooking in her kitchen, I began to realize that it’s the little things about this country that I love so very much. I think I understand now what Japanese mean when they say “living in Japan is convenient”. Above you can see the…
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For pookiebear!

Mwahaha! Look in envy Stephanie – I finally ate a dinner that rivals yours! Sorry, sorry! I know I promised an update 3 days ago but… I’ve been busy! Busy doing what? I think we all know the answer to that one…! Anyway, in addition to single handedly raising Asahi and Kirin’s 1st quarter 2004…
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